After months of controversy surrounding the place of his birth, Barack Obama released an extended version of his birth certificate on Wednesday.
The White House released a complete and original copy of Barack Obama’s birth certificate, in an attempt to put an end to the controversy revived by Donald Trump on the president’s birthplace.
According to CNN, the document shows that the president is indeed born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, the capital of the State of Hawaii.
Obama had already published on the internet a copy of his birth certificate during his presidential campaign.
Many of his opponents do not, however, contented themselves with this release, raising the hypothesis that he was born in foreign territory, which would have made him ineligible for the presidency.
Businessman and media personality Donald Trump has spent the last weeks calling Barack Obama’s birthplace into question.
“I’m very proud of myself,” he says. “We have to see if it’s real.”
“Today I’m very proud of myself, because I’ve accomplished something that no one else has been able to accomplish,” Trump continued. “I want to look at it, but I hope it’s true so that we can get on to much more important matters … he should have done it a long time ago.”